Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch…
Do you remember this post?
When I made cookies into cereal?
Yeah, well that post got my brain thinking about other cereals that could be made.
Obviously, the old classics came to mind.
Lucky Charms, Cheerios, Frosted Flakes. Pretty much just bowls of awesome sugar for breakfast.
Personally, I was a boring, boring cereal eater growing up.
The truth is I can’t handle a whole boatload of sugar in the morning so I went for the Corn Flakes, Wheat Chex, Cheerios, and Lucky Charms. Except I would actually pick around the marshmallow in the Lucky Charms.
I know, weirdest kid ever.
Now, if I was eating cereal for a snack, which I did way more than for breakfast, the sugary stuff was all game.
Bring it on!
Cold milk and cereal.
So I made my favorite.
But I made it better.
And a little sugar.
It’s not scary at all.
It’s actually scary how easy it is.
Mix the dough like you would a pie crust, then roll it out super, super thin between two sheet of wax paper, then use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into square, dust with cinnamon sugar and then use a really thin metal spatula to scrape the dough up and place it on a baking sheet. Bake, cook and….
So good with cold, cold milk.
Becoming a daily summer snack.
For everyone. I need to make more.
Words cannot describe how much better this homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch is than that old boxed stuff. These are so light, buttery, crunchy and cinnamony it’s insane.
And I didn’t even use butter. Nope, multi-beneficial, super healthy – coconut oil. I also used whole wheat flour.
Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Keyword: cereal, cinnamon
Words cannot describe how much better this is than that old boxed stuff. These are light, buttery, crunchy and cinnamony.
Line two baking sheets with a silpat or parchment paper.
In the bowl of a food processor add the whole wheat flour, flour, baking soda, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Pulse to combine. Then add in 1/3 cup coconut oil, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/8 cup sugar, vanilla, and honey. Process until the dough looks like small peas, then add in the buttermilk and process until a dough ball forms. The dough will seem dry and crumbly, but this is fine.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured counter and pinch any crumbles of dough together with your hands. Divide the dough into two flat disks. Working with one piece of dough at a time place a piece of wax paper over the dough and roll the dough as thin as you can, no thicker than 1/4 inch thick, but preferably a 1/8 inch thick (about the thickness of a quarter). Remove the top piece of parchment paper.
- In a small bowl combine the 1/8 cup sugar and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon. In another bowl melt the remaining 1 tablespoon coconut oil in the microwave. Brush the whole sheet of dough with the melted coconut oil and then generously sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
- With a pastry cutter, pizza cutter or very sharp knife, even the edges of the rectangle. Slice into pieces, about 1/2 inch squares. Pierce each square carefully 2 or 3 with a fork. Use a very thin spatula and scrape the squares off the counter and then carefully use your hands to place the squares on the prepared baking sheets.
- Repeat with the remaining dough until all the dough has been used.
- Bake for 9 to 13 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top.
- Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Lastly…time to make Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch!